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You shall cross the barren desert, but you shall not die of thirst.
You shall wander far in safety though you do not know the way.
You shall speak your words in foreign lands and all will understand.
You shall see the face of God and live.

Be not afraid.
I go before you always.
Come follow me, and
I will give you rest.

If you pass through raging waters in the sea, you shall not drown.
If you walk amid the burning flames, you shall not be harmed.
If you stand before the pow'r of hell and death is at your side, know that
I am with you through it all.

Blessed are your poor, for the kingdom shall be theirs.
Blest are you that weep and mourn, for one day you shall laugh.
And if wicked men insult and hate you all because of me, blessed, blessed are you!

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    UnregisteredNov 11, 2013 at 8:56 pm
    You shall speak your words in foreign lands, and all will understand. This means that if you as a person or traveling and preaching the Word of God, that he will give you the words to speak, and because of that. People will come to believe in God. I believe this can be applied in everyday life. If you know of someone that is interested in religion, you can tell them about your faith by quoting a favorite bible verse. I have actually done this with my twin brother, he was interested in rejoining the catholic church, and I think it really helped him decide to rejoin the Catholic faith.
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    Norton WebberJul 8, 2013 at 1:37 pm
    I plan to do this at my aunt's service on 7/13, she was 2 days over 100! I have slightly different lyrics and I noticed that the hymnal at the local Catholic church had the 3rd line "You shall speak your words in foreign lands and none will understand." What's with that?
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    UnregisteredAug 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm
    This powerful song is meant to help you to realize that jesus is walking next to you, carrying you even, in your times of trouble. It is much like the story of a man and jesus walking in the sand. There will always be footprints in the sand where god walks, and those footprints are the absence of evil. In those footprints you find happiness and joy and safety. Always remember this song in times of great pearl, for it will strength your site of god. Amen.
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    UnregisteredAug 17, 2012 at 4:39 pm
    Even though sometimes our situations seem hopeless and we're scared of what lies ahead, we should trust that god is always right by our sides, entering those sitations before us so that he can protect and help us... All we have to do is believe and that equals faith!
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    UnregisteredJul 16, 2012 at 1:51 pm
    God is there for his people, all he asks is you thank him for all he has given you, and in turn, you will be with him in heaven. I encounter these men all too often, "and if wicked men insult and hate you all because of me, blessed, blessed are you! "

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